“The most effective way to do it, is to do it” – Amelia Earhart
International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day, every March 8, celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women in the past, present and future. As Earhart’s quotation suggests, for every success achieved, there had to be a first step taken.
At Comfort Keepers, we pride ourselves on the strength and success of the women that make up our working community. 80% of our employees are female and we are keen providers of career options for women in Ireland. Our female CEO, Bríd Gould, won CEO of the Year 2019 at the All-Ireland Business Awards, forging a path for future women in business. We lead by example with the inclusive make-up of our work environment.
Comfort Keepers dedicates itself to gender balance and happiness for all employees. A key element of this commitment is the SheWorks initiative.
SheWorks: Recipe For Success
Sodexo’s SheWorks job shadowing program was launched on the 2019 International Women’s Day. It aims to connect women with Sodexo employees in a one-day program to learn about Sodexo’s business and job opportunities. After a successful first edition, Sodexo is looking once again to make a difference where it matters: on the ground.
We are delighted to launch the initiative in-house in Comfort Keepers this International Women’s Day. Comfort Keepers is providing the opportunity for members of our team to acquire senior leader mentors. These mentors will provide valuable insights into career development and progression so to elevate and inspire the ambitions of everyone in the organisation – regardless of level or age.
Participants will get the chance to receive Business Mentoring, Career Mentoring, advice and other supports from senior members of Comfort Keepers. Many of these leaders experienced major career progression and development during their time at Comfort Keepers and can offer expert knowledge on maximising your career potential.
Career progression is a core element of what makes the Comfort Keepers’ family such an inclusive and empowered environment. Our CEO, Bríd Gould, began her Comfort Keepers journey as a Client Care Manager before moving on to Operations Manager. She then became Head of Operations and, finally, Managing Director. This was all over the space of seven years. We believe this career trajectory is something every woman at Comfort Keepers can aspire to. We dedicate ourselves to internal career progression and development, no matter where you start with us.
Read about the journeys of Rosanna Martin, Ann Doherty and Roisin Kelly, three members of the Comfort Keepers family, below. If you want to take the amazing opportunity to be mentored, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know about your interest.
If you’re interested in joining the Comfort Keepers family, apply for a position here. Remember, today could be the first step in an amazing and empowering journey.